The Jewish charity sector in the UK has an annual income of up to three quarters of a billion pounds a year, according to a new national online database.
There are 1,753 Jewish charities and foundations with a combined income of £739 million, according to a search of the Charity Trends site which has been launched by the Charities Aid Foundation.
The top Jewish charities in terms of voluntary income (excluding fees and investments) were Jewish Care with £24.2 million in 2010; the United Synagogue, £18.2 million; UJIA, £12.6 million; and United Talmudical Associates (UTA), a little-known charity serving the strictly Orthodox sector with £11.3 million.
The database, which enables a search of more than 160,000 registered charities, should not be taken as comprehensive, however. For example, a search of the top 100 Jewish charities by voluntary income failed to include Norwood, which raised donations of more than £10 million, according to its last accounts.